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March 4, 2022

K-State Risk and Profit mini-conference on the agricultural ramifications of the Ukraine/Russia conflict

Submitted by Mary Bowen

Following the Russian incursion into Ukraine, there is uncertainty about how it will affect markets. Given the two countries' importance to export markets and the relationship between energy and agricultural prices, the conflict will impact agriculture and food supplies across the globe. Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics and AgManager.info are presenting a Risk and Profit online mini-conference March 7-11 to discuss the agricultural impacts of the Ukraine-Russia conflict and what it means for U.S. producers. 

"The impact and implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are widespread and potentially long-lasting," said Rich Llewelyn, extension assistant and manager of the AgManager.info website. "K-State faculty will help to bring some needed understanding and clarification to the full ramifications of what is happening, could happen, and how it will affect U.S. agriculture." 

Agricultural economics faculty will address the effects on the macroeconomy, agricultural trade, energy and fertilizer markets, as well as grain and livestock markets. The schedule and topics for each session of the mini-conference:

  • Monday, March 7: Understanding Macroeconomic Effects by Brian Briggeman and Production and Trade Effects by Allen Featherstone. 
  • Wednesday, March 9: Implications for Energy Markets — TBD and Effects on Fertilizer Inputs by Gregg Ibendahl.
  • Friday, March 11: Grain Market Impacts by Dan O'Brien and Livestock Market Impacts by Glynn Tonsor.

Sessions will be online via Zoom from noon to 1:30 p.m. CST each day, with recordings available if a session is missed. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. Learn more and register online.